Yeah agree. The more I thought about the situation, the more insidious I felt it was. Like over here at work, I recently had to deal with a small contingent of the English Defence League. Because where I work is a private site, the police moved them on that basis. The structure of the right to protest appears to be somewhat warped, as well as exploited to those aims.
To me what Anonymous are doing is tantamount to enciting violence. A DDoS may not be a physical act (depending on one's pov), but a person is acting to do harm and should be treated the same. I do hope that any authorities around the globe are able to prosecute those that hide behind keyboards and bring them out in the open. I would like to one of those so called hackers interviewed by Oprah. That would be fun.